Technical Program

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The emphasis of the program is practical rather than academic, and the themes running through the conference are the various aspects of technology and project development. The event comprises five international conferences including dedicated expanded day sessions for In Situ Recovery (ISR) and Lithium Processing in response to industry activity.  We are pleased to partner with CSIRO Minerals for the ISR sessions and Curtin Gold Technology Group for the Gold-PM sessions.

Program Topics

  • Nickel-Cobalt-Copper (20-22 May) including Pressure Acid Leaching Forum & Panel
  • Uranium-REE (23 May) including Developments in IX Forum & Panel
  • Gold-PM (23 May) including Fit-for-Purpose Leaching Systems Forum & Panel
  • Lithium Processing (24 May) including Panel Discussion
  • In Situ Recovery (ISR) (24 May) including Panel Discussion

David Weight
President, Cobalt Institute (United Kingdom)
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Conference Opening Address
The Changing Landscape of the Cobalt Market
Dr Bryn Harris
Managing Partner, NMR360 Inc (Canada)
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Nickel-Cobalt-Copper Keynote Address
The Future of Ni-Co-Cu Processing in the Age of Lithium-Ion Batteries
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Dr Karin Soldenhoff
Technology Manager, ANSTO Minerals (Australia)
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Uranium-REE Keynote Address
Uranium IX - Past, Present and Future
Prof Jacques Eksteen
Director, Gold Technology Group and Chair, Extractive Metallurgy, WASM, Curtin University (Australia)
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Gold-PM Keynote Address
What Attributes do we want from a Gold Lixiviant within an Overall Processing Context?
Dr Horst Maerten
Vice President Technology, Heathgate Resources (Australia) and CEO, Umwelt-und Ingenieurtechnik GmbH Dresden (UIT) (Germany)
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In Situ Recovery Keynote Address
Trends in ISR Technology
Adrian Griffin
Managing Director, Lithium Australia (Australia)
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Lithium Processing Keynote Address
The Need for Innovation to Meet the Future Lithium Demand
Alan Taylor
Conference Chair, ALTA 2019
Metallurgical Consultant and Managing Director, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)
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Dinner Address
The Nickel Insurrection – A Laterite Wars Story

  • Treatment of Nickel-Cobalt Laterites (18 May)  Course Outline
  • Copper SX/EW Basic Principles and Detailed Plant Design (19 May)  Course Outline
  • Heap Leaching & its Application to Copper, Gold, Uranium & Nickel Ores (25 May)  Course Outline

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